A victory signed Jake Allen in Detroit

A victory signed Jake Allen in Detroit

ABSTRACT

DETROIT – Jake Allen kept the Canadiens in the game and gave his team the last laugh.

Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki scored in the shootout as the Montreal team defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 Tuesday at Little Caesars Arena.

Caufield scored on the glove side and Suzuki on the shield side. The match ended when Dylan Larkin missed the goal.

The Canadian could have met a different fate due to a lack of discipline, but the Red Wings were shut out in seven attempts on the power play.

Mike Hoffman scored twice for the Canadians (6-6-1), who snapped a three-game losing streak. Brendan Gallagher had two assists and Allen stopped 41 shots in 65 minutes.

“It’s always good to be able to help the team achieve success. However, it wasn’t always perfect on our part,” Hoffman summarized.

Austin Czarnik and Lucas Raymond scored for the Red Wings (7-4-2), who had won their previous three games. Ville Husso made 31 saves before the penalty shootout.

Questionable blow to the back of Slavkovsky

Defender Johnathan Kovacevic and forward Evgenii Dadonov were added to the Canadiens roster, replacing Chris Wideman and Josh Anderson. The latter was serving the first of a two-game suspension for a dangerous check on Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alex Pietrangelo.

Dadonov had missed the Habs’ last four games, including the most recent three due to a virus.

The Canadians will play again on Wednesday, when the Vancouver Canucks are the visitors at the Bell Centre.

a tough battle

The Red Wings threatened from the first moments of the game, but it was the Canadians who opened the scoring at 5:41 of the game.

Hoffman took advantage of a lap to the slot to shoot wide open.

An error by Jonathan Drouin down the Red Wings blue line during a Habs power play opened the door for Larkin to respond. Larkin was initially frustrated by Allen in the breakaway, but the referees gave him a second chance with a penalty kick after he was stabbed by Kirby Dach. Allen closed the door for the second time on the Red Wings captain.

It was just a postponement for the local team. Czarnik completed a fine passing game started by Andrew Copp and Dominik Kubalik with 3:31 remaining in the first half.

Hoffman, however, gave the Canadiens the lead with 15.2 seconds left in the first half. Again, he took advantage of a return after a Gallagher shot to move the ropes.

The Red Wings threatened in the second half, especially on their three power plays. Allen kept the Canadians ahead with several saves on dangerous shots.

“It wasn’t always pretty, especially in the second, but we found the way. Congratulations to the players for accepting the challenge. It’s the points that count and we got there,” Allen said after the win.

Caufield, Suzuki and Allen deliver the victory!

“We got tested today. It’s not easy, but I take my hat off. Normally his best player with fewer players is his goalie and he got the job done. The guys were good too,” said Martin St-Louis.

The Canadians were without defenseman David Savard for the first 10 minutes of the fourth period. Savard received a misconduct for speaking his mind to the umpires late in the second period.

“I think Jake made great saves and we blocked a lot of shots. They have a good power play unit, but we got the job done tonight,” Savard said.

In Savard’s absence, the Canadians understood that attacking was the best defense and fired the first seven shots on goal of the period.

However, the Red Wings scored shortly after Savard returned at 10:36. Raymond beat Allen in one count after a cross from Pius Suter.

The Canadiens put themselves in a difficult position when Juraj Slafkovsky received a serious penalty and game misconduct for giving Matt Luff the draw with 5:32 remaining in the third period. Elmer Soderblom, however, was called for obstruction a little later, allowing the Habs to breathe a little easier for two minutes.

After a spectacular extra period, the Canadians stole victory on penalties.

A victory, not without difficulty

The right place at the right time for Hoffman

Kubalik sees Czarnik forgotten in the enclave

Hoffman flips the switch to “ON”!

Raymond also enjoys a long comeback.


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